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Germany: Warning letters to two mobile game developers for in-app purchases

Germany - October 10 2018 The “Market Guardian Experts” organization (Marktwächter) of the Consumer Protection Association Rhineland-Palatinate (“CPA RP”) announced that it has...

David Pfahler.

Loot boxes in Belgium: Reports on criminal prosecution - but what does this mean?

Belgium - September 12 2018 In April this year, the Belgian Gaming Commission ("BGC") announced the outcome of its investigation on loot boxes against three major companies from...

Mirjam Finetto.

PSN Terms of Service: German consumer association sends warning letter; indirectly warns other gaming companies

Germany - September 5 2018 September 5, 2018. The German consumer association North Rhine-Westphalia (Verbraucherzentrale NRW) announced that it considers numerous terms of...

Game-changer: German USK allows games with swastikas for classification

Germany - August 9 2018 One minute ago, at 11 am CET on August 8, 2018, the German classification board (“USK”) announced that it will from now on accept applications for the...

Loot Boxes in Japan: Legal Analysis and Kompu Gacha Explained

Japan - August 2 2018 Loot boxes which generate virtual items that cannot be traded with other players, i.e. Which can only and forever be used by the player himself...